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Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform — which has ...

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Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton’s campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders’ loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

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Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother’s caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

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Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

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Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn’t have quite the level of competition it does now.

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Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

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Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

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Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

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Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year — placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and “pausing” on its International Baccalaureate program.

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Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

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Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

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Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board’s self-set standard.

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Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

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Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It’s a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story — newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump — is ...

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Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia’s wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

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Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Heir to the crowns: New Oakwood dentist joins his father’s practice

Mundy Mill Dental is going through some changes.

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Times publisher takes new position

Times publisher takes new position

Charlotte Atkins, publisher of The Times media group, will be leaving Gainesville to take on a new position within Morris Multimedia. She has been named ...

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The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

The Bridge holds second Expo to connect local officers, youth

Few pieces of modern architecture are as steeped in antiquity as the bridge. Throughout history, humans have built bridges with the determination that no physical ...

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Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

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Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

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Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim’s last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

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Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

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New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

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SLIDESHOW: See images from Gainesville Jaycees' Gut Check leadership training camp

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Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

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Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you’ve been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

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Hall library system creates online community survey

Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

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Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around “for a really long time,” The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

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Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

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Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

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Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff’s Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

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Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

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GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream. 

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Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on a mission to make the Republican Party more responsive to issues of social justice and criminal justice reform, and ...

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New, family-owned doughnut shop coming to Gainesville

New, family-owned doughnut shop coming to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville is no stranger to doughnut shops, but Andy Nuon hopes to bring something new with his shop Danny’s Donuts.

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Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

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Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall — near where a much-opposed interchange is being built — will be folded into a ...

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YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

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CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone “just as passionate and committed.”

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Trump is now official Republican nominee

Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

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Mexican students, professor help with World Language Academy's summer camp

Mexican students, professor help with World Language Academy's summer camp

The Hall County school district wants more native speaking Spanish teachers. If the district could find enough teachers, it could expand its World Language Academy ...

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Olympic Memories: Q&A with Jack Pyburn

Olympic Memories: Q&A with Jack Pyburn

Jack Pyburn, an architect and rowing enthusiast, helped local organizers create the plan for the Lake Lanier venue and helped found the Lake Lanier Rowing ...

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Nonprofit offering community forum for teens, young adults

A local nonprofit group is planning a weekend of activities to inspire and empower teens and young adults.

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Paddling, rowing clubs keep Olympic spirit moving forward

Paddling, rowing clubs keep Olympic spirit moving forward

Starting and maintaining a club isn’t as easy as it sounds.

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Times parent company buys historic Gainesville Mill

Times parent company buys historic Gainesville Mill

One of Gainesville’s most iconic historic buildings has a new owner.

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$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

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Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

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Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

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Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Local attorney hosting criminal justice reform event Tuesday near GOP convention

Gainesville attorney and former Hall commissioner Ashley Bell will host a criminal justice reform event Tuesday night live from Cleveland near the site of the ...

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U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has ...

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Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

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Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to “table the ...

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Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall ’96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

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Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

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Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. — A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

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Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall ’96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

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Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

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Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world’s greatest athletes convened upon Georgia’s highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

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Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

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Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

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Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

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Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics’ arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

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Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

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Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville’s African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

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High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

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Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building — again — but the new building is an expansion of the company’s operations in Hall County, not a new ...

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Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

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Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

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A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

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2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

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How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta’s Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

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Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta’s Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville’s ...

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Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

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